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rangers again in a game drawing thousands of people to the oakland colosseum. why it could mean a big celebration for the team and the fans. good afternoon. i'm tori'm campbell. the entire regular season comes down to the final game for the oakland a's. right now they are tied for the texas rangers for the lead in the american league west and happening now ktvu channel 2 reporter alex savage is live at the colosseum where the two teams face off for a win or take all game and the crowds must be so excited alex? >> reporter: they certainly are. the colosseum will be a loud place. half hour until the first pitch and this game as you can see over here on the ticket kiosk it is officially sold out. there's a playoff-like atmosphere out here as the a's take on the texas rangers with a division title on the line. >> [applause] >> fired up a's fans filed into the colosseum this morning, confident in their teams chances today. >> we aren't worried. >> we're going to win. we are going all the way. >> on the field the a's players are staying loose knowing they can cap off an improbable season en
beating the rangers last night 4-3. [ cheers ] >> belfour struck out all three batters. the team then started to celebrate. so at the very least, they live offed one of two wild card spots. the teams celebrated and reddick gave melvin the classic pie in the face. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. champagne and beer were flowing. as outfielder coco crisp, played a big role and scored the winning run. >> you wouldn't think that all of these rookies would be doing something like this. but they have better mentalities and have the useful spark. >> the magic may not be over. they have two games left against the rangers tonight and tomorrow afternoon. if they win both, they will be western division champions, but if not, they still get that wild card spot. >>> good afternoon to you. another warm-to-hot day across the region. we got sunshine outside the doors. temperatures in the 70s and 80s. and giving you a live look there. a little bit of haze. we have the offshore breeze. it doesn't look like the cooldown will get here in time to offset today's heat. you can see a northeasterly b
time the as trailed the rangers by 13 games and yesterday was the only day all season they had soul possession of first place. >> the thing we preachd from day one, you know it is installed inside of us, so they never give up. >> this will betheas first playoff appearance since 2006. >>> the as will now play the american league central division champions, the detroit tigers the first two games played there, the first game saturday at 3:00 p.m., game two is sunday. the teams will then head to oakland for game three on tuesday. >>> now across the bay the giants, who clinched weeks ago are also gearing up for post- season play this weekend and catcher buster posey has another reason to celebrate, he won the batting title with a 336 average, the first national league catcher to win the crown in 70 years. experts also expect posey to win most valuable player after he was outnearly all of last season with a serious injury. >>> the giants will go up against the cincinnati reds and the former manager dusty baker. game one is saturday night at 6:30 at at&t park, game 2 also there on sunday.
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